Welcome to A&K Global Health’s final 2016 update on our regular continuing medical education (CME), healthcare access and medical policy awareness events throughout Kenya! This year saw tremendous growth in our nationwide outreach and impact, and we’re proud to announce that we’re now facilitating local as well as international care for Kenyans – expanding healthcare utilization at the local and national levels while also augmenting the quality of domestically-available medical services. Here’s a full fall recap before we head into the new year!
On September 30, our Eldoret staff addressed 82 officers at Kapsabet Prison on how to use their National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) medical insurance to receive covered specialty care from A&K Global Health’s local and international network. Our former patient Samuel Kitum joined us to share his story: “A&K Global Health gave me a second chance in life, because through them I was able to receive world-class cancer treatment. Today I am cancer-free!” Samuel’s testimony alone encouraged two oncology patients to pursue treatment with us; both have selected hospitals and are now preparing to travel.
From October 21-22, A&K Global Health made media waves with our medical camp at Alfarooq Hospital in Mombasa! K24 Television’s footage, aired on the evening news, captured the hospital’s hallways bursting with patients eager to be seen and included interviews with BLK Hospital’s International Marketing Manager Abhishek Joseph, A&K Global Health’s Operations Officer Bernard Ademba, and Mombasa patient Wako Dida.
“I came here from BLK Hospital in New Delhi to organize free medical camps here in Mombasa as well as in Eldoret, in collaboration with A&K Global [Health],” said Mr. Joseph. “Our prime objective is to start [establishing specialty] facilities here, [to] treat patients here, to create inspiration for what can be accomplished locally.”
“October being cancer awareness month, our camp – which provided free oncology and cardiology consultations to 138 patients – showcased A&K Global Health’s dedication to the community’s well-being and our efforts to ensure that patients get first-rate medical advice and management, here in Kenya and abroad,” said Mr. Ademba.
From October 24-25, BLK’s medical camp continued at the Family Medical Care Centre in Eldoret. Over 100 patients were seen, including 13 orthopedic cases that were able to be referred locally for medication and physiotherapy, and 24 healthcare professionals benefitted from a CME presentation.
In early November, A&K Global Health’s Lencer Misiani visited Siaya County Referral Hospital and Kakamega Provincial General Hospital to coach their staffs on using our care management and the NHIF’s medical coverage resources. Ms. Misiani also called on the NHIF’s local branch manager to congratulate him on Kakamega County’s recent joining of the NHIF’s insurance program, and to plan future outreach events to ensure that all county employees understand and draw on their new health benefits. And from November 16-18, Ms. Misiani addressed similar forums with Busia and Kisumu Counties at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), while A&K Global Health’s Jack Owuor presented to the Kenya National Nurses Association annual meeting in Kisumu.
Thanks for filling this autumn with enthusiasm for learning about and leveraging your healthcare, Kenya. Keep reading our blog to be the first to know about A&K Global Health’s exciting plans for 2017!
In the photograph above: The reclaimed health and happiness of former A&K Global Health cancer patient Samuel Kitum (front bottom right) are on full display as he poses with officers from Kapsabet Prison in Eldoret, Kenya, in October, where Mr. Kitum gave his testimonial and urged others to seek our expert, life-changing management for any challenging health issue.
In the photograph below: A&K Global Health Kenya Operations Director Reuben Kangogo (left) and Marketing Executive Lencer Misiani (right) meet with local NHIF branch manager Mr. Kennedy Ontiti in Kakamega in November, where A&K Global Health’s community outreach and health education events are helping ensure that residents of the county – a new member of the NHIF’s insurance program – are aware of and able to utilize their NHIF medical resources and benefits.
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